Editor of the literary magazine Souffles, Abraham Serfaty served a life sentence from until his release from prison in September He was sentenced. Today marks the eighth anniversary of the death of Abraham Serfaty, a prominent Jewish Moroccan political activist. Serfaty was an avowed. Abraham Serfaty is a internationally prominent Moroccan political activist who spent many years in prison and became a symbol of the popular resistance.

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Zionism goes against democracy.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Five years on, we revisit this story. InSerfaty left the Communist Party, which he considered to be serffaty doctrinarian and became deeply involved in the establishment of a Marxist-Leninist left-wing organization called ” Ila al-Amam ” En Avant in French, Forward in English. Nigeria’s fear of ‘witchcraft’ ruins young lives Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to serafty people from witchcraft and possession – albeit for a fee.

You cannot be a democrat while oppressing another people. Retrieved 12 November His citizenship was reinstated inafter King Mohammed VI ascended to the throne and implemented abrabam social reform. MediaEuropeJournalism. The group was opposed by the monarchy of King Hassan II, and Serfaty was arrested and tortured inbut released following student protests.

When he returned to Morocco inhe joined the Moroccan Communist Party. Abraham SerfatyCasablancaJewish cemetery.


Abraham Serfaty – PEN America

A long-time member of the communist party, Serfaty was first jailed by the Moroccan regime inwhen he accused the authorities of torturing him. Serfaty died in at the age of I was 10 in when my father told me at the synagogue that ‘Zionism goes against our religion’. More coverage coming in. After their arrest, Abdellatif Zeroual died, a victim of torture.

International pressure was enough in Serfaty’s favor that he was finally released from prison in Septemberbut immediately banished from Morocco and deprived of his Moroccan nationality on grounds that his father was Brazilian. He paid a high price for such actions: Zerfaty very little English language press.

Abraham Serfaty (Author of La mémoire de l’autre)

Moroccan democracy activist Abraham Serfaty dies aged Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession – albeit for a fee. PhilippinesInteractiveEnvironment.

During that time, he has been one of the many promoters of the new mining policy of the newly independent Morocco. Serfaty died in a clinic in the southern city of Marrakech, his wife Christine-Daure Serfaty said.

His unique identity allowed him to break taboos and inspire others, according to those who met him.

A radical who challenged all: Abraham Serfaty

Printed in Arabic and French, it was a creative space for political expression that its authors felt had been silenced for so long by politicians and the monarchy. Are you an artist at risk or know someone who is?


Abraham Serfaty was born in in Casablanca, in what was then the French protectorate in Morocco, to a middle-class Jewish family. He then settled at Mohammedia with his wife Christine in a house made available to them and even received a monthly stipend.

From toSerfaty taught at the University of Paris-VIII, in the department of political sciences, on the theme of “identities and democracy in the Arab world”. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He would have been Views Read Edit View history. The Journey from Agadir to Dakar. ReligionChristianityIslam. He was sentenced solely on account of his political and literary activities.

I can’t stress enough of how time is of the essence in capturing stories and memories. EuropeRussiaSaudi Arabia. Together with Abdellatif Laabi, Serfaty developed an artistic journal called “Souffles”, meaning “Breaths”.

Retrieved 23 December For almost his whole political career, Abraham Serfaty was a thorn on the side of authorities in Rabat, both during the days of French rule and later, under the reign of King Hassan II.